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2014 Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study: Preliminary Findings (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
14-08-013October 2014
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Author(s) Steve Ogle
Description The 2014 Washington Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study is being designed to analyze existing information to determine the best way forward for legislative, regulatory, and budgetary actions that will maximize protection of public safety and the protection of the environment, Tribal Treaty rights, and the State’s natural and economic resources, given a continuously changing future pattern of crude oil transport. The Study will identify gaps in information and recommends future analyses to fill those gaps in understanding to better serve the citizens of Washington.

This initial report includes the preliminary findings and recommendations for the Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study as directed by the Legislature’s Budget Proviso (ESSB 6002) and Governor’s Directive 14-06 (June 11, 2014). The comments received during this process were considered in developing recommendations. A full draft Legislative report will follow on December 1, 2014. A final report is due to the Legislature on March 1, 2015.
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Keywords oil spill risk, oil spill, oil spill prevention

2014 Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study